I also want to add now this happens when I try to clean out cookies or while I am trying to sign out of websites. THis is a new problem on top of the old problem of the issue with the usb adapter computers.
I have three computers. All are running Windows XP. One is a laptop and it is running the pro edition. The second is a desktop and it is running home edition. The third is a desktop running Windows XP Pro and it uses a wireless card to connect. The laptop running XP Pro and the Desktop running XP home edition connect to my wireless network threw usb adapters.
Here is the problem. When the laptop is online and then someone uses the desktop(using the adapter) to get online, the desktop(using the adapter) can only stay connected for a few minutes. When the desktop (using the adapter)is online and the laptop connects later the laptop forces the desktop off line. The desktop(using the adapter)always keeps the connection(the adapter is at full speed and the icon is green) but when I try to go to any websites the pages time out. This never happens when either of the desktops are online no matter if they connect at the same time or later. But it always happens whenever the laptop is online. This also doesn't happen when the desktop using the wireless card is being used and the laptop.
It only happens when the desktop using the usb adapter and the laptop using the usb adapter try to connect while one is already on the internet. The one that always looses the connection is the desktop using the wireless adapter.
I try to use the repair function but it does not work. I get a message that the IP is unknown.
I have to go and reset the modem and the router in order to allow the desktop using the usb adapter to get on.
What is happening? How can i fix this?